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The Daily Mindful

A Buddhist Approach to Entering the New Year.

Flickr/Tracy Ducasse

If you ask me what my year-end ritual is, I would say “having expectations.”

This is just something that occurs naturally. We desire certain things, certain outcomes. And we tend to want to avoid loss and painful endings.

And as the year ends, we might not be so fond of the troublesome events that took place…



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